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Scott LaHart

Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.

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Dispute breaks out over squeezable yoghurt in Norway

Norwegian dairy Q-Meieriene has accused its dairy rival Tine of violating the Norwegian Marketing Act after Tine’s September launch of a squeezable yoghurt product that has many similarities to Q-Meieriene’s Skyr Mini product.

Norway European Food Law

Energy drink consumption among young people on the increase in Norway

The number of young people who consume energy drinks in Norway has increased significantly over the past three years, according to a new survey by the Consumer Council of Norway.

European Food Law Europe

Sweden tightens controls on “free from” food labels

The Swedish National Food Agency is now tightening controls on companies that label their products “free from” specific ingredients or additives. As of this autumn, it has become mandatory for companies that label their products with this phrase to also notify the authorities.

Sweden European Food Law

Danish government launches dietary strategy to improve citizen health

The Danish government has launched a strategy to help improve the dietary habits and health of the Danes. This is seen as a necessity in a country in which every fifth child between 9 and 16 years of age is overweight.

Europe Denmark

Norwegian youth party proposes shutdown of traditional chicken industry

The youth wing of Norway’s Green Party has proposed a shutdown of the traditional Norwegian chicken industry. It is calling for traditional production to be replaced by organic chicken and vegetable production instead.
Europe Norway

Counterfeit sweets found across Scandinavia

Counterfeit sweets have been found in shops in Sweden, Denmark and online in the Scandinavian countries. The “brands” of the fake sweets include Haribo, Maoam, Jelly Beans and M&M’s.

Europe Denmark
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